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penn national gaming has taken their issue to the supreme court twice now. the first time they were denied, but the second is ongoing. "they're challenging two decisions entered by the distrcit court in polk county affirming the decisions of the racing gaming commission to solicite new bids and d award that license to the hardrdock folks as well asas denying renewal of belle's license to operate the former argosy casino," said assistant iowa attorney general, john lundquist. and tuesday, that decision was sent to the court of appeals. lundquist says he has no insight into why the case was transferred, but he says it's not unusual. and, that doesn't mean it won't be sent to the supreme court again because... "if one side or the other disagrees with the ruling that's entered by the court of appeals they can seek further review from the supreme court and then the supreme court would decide
grant that discretionary review and review the ruling that was entered by the court of appeals," said assistant iowa attorney general, john lundquist. lundquist says the next step will be the official transfer to the court of appeals. "that likely will include an oral argument date at which point in time the lawyers for the various sides will have an opportunity to make their arguments to the court and then we'll await their decision," said assistant iowa attorney general, john lundquist. >> so, the waiting game is on again in the penn national gaming civil l it against the e wa racing and gaming commission. penn's attorney, in des moines, declined to comment on the case. our calls directly to penn haven't been returned. matt? thanks tommie. a 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a robbery and assault that terrorized a sioux city woman and her two sons in their own home early monday morning. austin cummings of sioux city is charged with robbery, going armed with intent, assault while participating in a felony and
being held in the woodbury county jail on 76-thousand dollars bond. police say cummings was one of two men who entered the home of jodi blackwell in the 26- hundred block of south alice street about three a-m monday. the men asked for drugs and money. police say the victims believe they had the wrong house. blackwell's younger son ran to get help from a next door neighbor. the other son, age 19, was tied up and beaten with a crowbar while blackwell was held at gunpoint. thththieves took multiple video game systems, a tv and cell phone. police say the investigation continues, but anyone with more information is urged to call crimestopper s at 258-tips. charges have been filed against a stanton public school board member related to a case of animal cruelty. kirk van pelt was arrested thursday on n o charges of aiding in animal cruelty and four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a child, all misdemeanors. the case involves cell phone video that allegedly shows the graphic torture of a cat.
charged as juveniles in the case. former wayne county attorney amy miller has been assigned as thehepecial she says the case also involves possum. van pelt could face up to six years in prison if convicted on all six counts. an afternoon fire has damaged a machine shed iowa. firefighters from le mars, and severarasurrounding towns, responded to the blaze, which started shortly before two p-m. we don't know what sparked the fire. but, relatives of the homeowner told news 4 that no one was hurt in the fire. weather change is beginning. what does that mean for the weekend? for that we'll toss it over to chief meteorologis t ron demers. weather ad-lib it turned into a week of melting as sioux city has now seen five straight days with highs in the 50s. now the changes start to move in. colder air will arrive for the weekend with highs saturday ending up about 10 degrees cooler than we saw today. clouds also move in and we'll see chances of
the gift of giving. that's the mission of a number of siouxland mcdonald's restaurants. for the past few weeks, 20 restaurants had a "giving tree" set up at their store. both customers, and employees, could grab a tag off the tree that included items the ronald mcdonald house charities of siouxland needs. dish soap, clorox, granola bars and more were donated to families, who stay at the house. "it goes along ways for these families because they don't have a lot.
a facility where their getting medical attention. what they greatly needs is a home, some peace and maybe a somewhere to eat and a place to wash their homes." said christy batien, ronald mcdonald house of siouxland executive director. local l donald's restaurants aren't required toupport ronald mcdonald houses, which means the "giving tree" set up at restaurants is extra special. "that means that they are taking an extra step that they don't need to. that means they show so much support for us and believe in our mission," said beth noel , president of the board of directors, ronald mcdonald house charities of siouxland the "giving tree" started on "black fridada and items were collected today. the giving season continues this sunday, with the santa brunch on sunday at minerva's in sioux city. conversations about dealing with an aging paernt, or loved one, who need additional help can be difficult. journalist joan lunden is partnering with "a place for mom", which is a senior care referral service.e. lunden says having theheight tone of voice when starting hard conversation s can make all the difference. "tone is so important. it will
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it turned into a week of melting as sioux city has now seen five straight days with highs in the 50s. now the changes start to move in. colder air will arrive for the weekend with highs saturday ending up about 10 degrees cooler than we saw today. clouds also move in and we'll see chances of afternoon rain showers. even though we're cooling down, pretty mild air
precipitation stay in the form of rain saturday night and through the day on sunday. from sunday evening into sunday night, enough cold air finally arrives that we could see a mix of rain, sleet, and snow that could linger into early monday. another system could give us a chance of some light snow on tuesday with highs maybe only getting into the upper 20s by wednesday. iowa secretary of agriculture bill northey will visit crawford and monona county next week. at 1:30 p.m., northey will tour the anderson's inc. ethanol plant in denision folllowed by a tour of the berne coop. elevator in ute at 3:30. still to come... siouxland welcomes some of the best gymnists
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a new christmas cd is out just in time for the holidays, and this one features all siouxland artists. on the "christmas in the sioux too" album, you'll hear traditional carols mixed with some rock, country and jazz. this is the second year the musicians have worked together on a christmas album. the cd is ten dollars for a hard copy or a digitial download. proceeds from the cd sales will go to toys for tots and casa in sioux city. there is a cd release party tonight at the marina inn. it's free and open to the public. it starts and 7 and there will be live performances
can't make it to the party tonight, we have the link inside this story at ktiv dot com. this weekend siouxland is welcoming some of the best young gymnasts from across the state of iowa. the iowa gymnastics junior olympic championships kicked off at the long lines center in sioux city. over 400 athletes from 27 different teams will be competing over the course of the weekend. since sioux city hasn't hosted the event in years, it was a special honor when the city was chosen. "we're very proud that the siouxland gymnastics academy, their families and their coaches have put on a wonderful, wonderful meet for us here," said iowa state chairman for u.s.a. gymnastics, todd beyer. "we're very proud of the fact that it's out in sioux city. it hasn't been on this side of the state in many, many years." the iowa gymnastics junior olympic championships will be going on through sunday evening. brad's here -- with another full night of high school basketball ahead. the norfolk boys were nearly unbeatable last season. ktiv's mark freund is live with more
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had one of the top teams in nebraska last season -- but came up short of winning a state title. the panthers were hit hard by graduation -- but as they say "tradition never graduates" and they're expecting big things again. sports fource is "on the road" in norfolk, nebraska ktiv's mark freund is live with more. last season ended in disappointment for norfolk - after finishing the regular season an unblemished 25-0, the panthers were upset in the first round of the state tournament. this is a new season for the panthers - despite losing star forward tyler hagedorn - norfolk is hoping to make a return trip to lincoln. tonight's opponent comes from lincoln - 2- and-1 southeast is in town. these two teams played just once last year - with norfolk coming away with a 39-16 win. this year, the panthers are 1-and-1 - with a loss to papillion-lavista and a victory over lincoln north star. sportsfource is on the road in norfolk, nebraska with norfolk head boys basketball coach ben ries. southeast was just 7-and-18 last year - but this is a new season
we want to see your "fan fource" pictures tonight at ten -- get those phones out and show your school spirit. it's easy -- tweet photos to @ktivsports, and use the hashtag --- sportsfourceextra. or share them on our facebook page. you can also email video to connect-at-ktiv dot com. there have been a lot of great basketball games between iowa and iowa state. last night's thriller at hilton coliseum will go down as one of the most memorable. the hawkeyes built a 20-point lead as jarrod uthoff set a career-high with 30 points -- in the first half -- hitting all eight of his shots from the field -- but uthoff was held to just two points in the second half. the cyclones cut the lead to one -- but iowa got the lead back to 8 on this drive by mike gesell -- with under three minutes left. iowa state would pull within one again and monte morris hit the game- winner with under :10 seconds left and the cyclones stay undefeated, 83 to 82. "we were just playing too fast offensively and we were all trying to get it back at once," said isu coach steve prohm. "the biggest thing was to just kind of remind these guys
they've been in this situation so many times." "we were obviously disappointed with how we handled the ball, not just at the end but coming down the stretch," said iowa coach fran mccaffery. "we just needed to get it to single digits," added prohm. "when we got it to single digits it got closer. the single most impressive thing was when monte went out we dropped but we were able to come back one more time." iowa state is back home sunday to play arkansas-pine bluff. the hawkeyes are off until december 19th when they play drake in the big 4 classic in des moines. iowa's desmond king has won the jim thorpe award -- given to the the nation's best defensive back. the junior cornerback led iowa with eight interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown, this season. his eight picks are tied for the most in school history -- nile kinnick also had 8 interceptions while winning the heisman trophy in 1939. wayne state plays palm beach atlantic in the ncaa division ii
today we've got a pair of bonded buddies.. cheddar and shadow are both five year-old neutered males. they are great with kids and looking for a forever home together. to adopt both cheddar and shadow, or any other animal, stop by the siouxland humane society or call the number on your screen. tonight: mostly cloudy. low: 33 wind: n 5-10 mph tomorrow: afternoon light rain possible. high: 45 wind: n/ne 10-15 mph thanks for joining us tonight...